Time And Tide (Shun liu ni liu)

Time And Tide (Shun liu ni liu) Hong Kong (2000) Dir. Tsui Hark If there is a problem that has plagued mankind since time immemorial it is the simple human virtue of accepting responsibility for our actions. In the current era of the blame culture in which everyone is out for themselves and would happily … Continue reading Time And Tide (Shun liu ni liu)

Sword Master

Sword Master (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Kaleidoscope Entertainment) Running Time: 108 minutes approx. Director Derek Yee might be more known for his gritty thrillers so a wu xia film seems to be out of his comfort zone. But as Yee’s history reveals that he started out as an actor in classic Shaw Brothers … Continue reading Sword Master

The Taking Of Tiger Mountain (Zhì qu weihu shan)

The Taking Of Tiger Mountain (Zhì qu weihu shan) China (2014) Dir. Tsui Hark As a legend of martial arts and action fantasy films it is rare to see Hong Kong’s Tsui Hark step outside of this comfort zone, at least as a director. So it is with this 3D adaptation of the 1957 novel … Continue reading The Taking Of Tiger Mountain (Zhì qu weihu shan)

The Blade (Dao)

The Blade (Dao) Hong Kong (1995) Dir. Tsui Hark Tsui Hark is a legend in the world of Martial Arts cinema, and could almost be considered an auteur - his flair for misty atmospheric settings, hugely inventive, gravity defying fights which led to his development of the wire fu method are instantly recognisable and often … Continue reading The Blade (Dao)

Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Sea Dragon (Di Renjie: Shen du long wang)

Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Sea Dragon (Di Renjie: Shen du long wang) China (2013) Dir. Tsui Hark In 655AD the Tang Dynasty, under the rule of Empress Wu Zetian (Carina Lau) and Emperor Gaozong (Sheng Chien), is at war with the Buyeo kingdom of Korea. During a journey by the Tang navy the … Continue reading Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Sea Dragon (Di Renjie: Shen du long wang)

The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (Long men fei jia)

  The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (Long men fei jia) China (2011) Dir. Tsui Hark During the Ming Dynasty corrupt eunuchs running the West and East Bureaus are under attack from rogue warrior Zhao Huai'an (Jet Li) and his two companions. After he takes out the West Bureau's Wan Yulou (Gordon Liu), the East … Continue reading The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (Long men fei jia)